The American Center for Photographers (ACP) opens in a purposely designed gallery space in the heart of the City of Wilson North Carolina in April 2023. Building on the successes of Eyes on Main Street Inc. nine years of international photography festival activities, the ACP’s core goal is to celebrate established photo practitioners and elevate the profiles of emerging photographers. The ACP will present monthly photography exhibitions showcasing work from within the USA and beyond. Coupled with the exhibition programming will be education workshops, forums and other photocentric events that will grow public awareness of photographic image makers and generate networks between photographers throughout the world. Partnering with the Eyes on Main Street Inc. photographer in residency initiative, the ACP gallery will house an annually rotational portfolio collection that features works by USA and International photographers.

The Rosa Gobien Library


The American Center for Photographers has a proud photo book library with over 300 unique titles. We could count on the generosity of many photographers who have gladly donated their work and publication to create a rich and diverse collection -see the portfolio on this website.

From the classical and undisputed iconic reference books from the masters to the freshly printed titles by young and upcoming photographers, you will find it all in our small but pointed Book Library.

You will need to become a member of ACP to access the Library


230 Goldsboro Street South, Wilson, NC, 27893, USA

Gallery Operation Manager: 

Carmen Bartlett

The American Center for Photographers is open on:

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 11 AM to 5 PM

Thursday from 11 AM to 7.30 PM; Sunday from 11 AM to 3 PM

Closed on Monday and Tuesday

Schedule of Exhibitions

-June 1 to July 31, 2023: Residency Year 5

-June 1 to July 31, 2023: Living on Bombs, Raffaele Petralla, Italian Photographer

-August 2 to September 3, 2023: Hechio en Barrio, Jean-Félix Fayolle, French Photographer

-August 2 to September 3, 2023: The Last Generation, Zoey's Dream, Bob Miller, American Photographer

-September 6 to October 1, 2023: American Holidays, Julia Gillard, American Photographer

Visit the Exhibitions and Events Page for more infos.

The American Center for Photographers is under the umbrella of Eyes on Main Street INC, a legal Nonprofit.

Artistic Team: Ghadah Alrawi, Peters Bernard, Jérôme De Perlinghi (Artistic Director), Peter Fitzpatrick, Carol Johnson, Dave Matthews

Board Members: John Bethune, Kathryn Bethune, Brooke Bissette (Board President), Dale Bryce, Mehmet Demirci, Martin Evans, Rosa Gobien, Kim S. Joy, Scott Magoon & Will Robl.

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